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The parties for carnival build up for longer than carnival itself.

My carnival kicked off with a 5am breakfast street party. £70 bought you free food (though you had to queue for an hour), free booze and Marshal Montana, T&T's top SOCA star, introduced as one of the top acts in the world. Hmm - never heard of him, but hey...

At 11 am he finally came on. And the wining and the grinding began....

....and it went on for 3 more days!

First of all Jouvert, carnival monday, with the mud and the paint and the wining and the car engine grease!

Then carnival tuesday, the glam - and every inch of Trinidad was on show - at least every female inch, and there were a few inches about!

Enjoy. I did!

Carnival Tuesday

Carnival Tuesday

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J'ouvert

J'ouvert

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